Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Elasmobranchii (sharks and rays) > Squaliformes
(Bramble, sleeper and dogfish sharks) > Somniosidae
This species is placed in the genus Scymnodon in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Jul. 2010: Ref. 84883).
Environment / Climate / Range
Marine; bathypelagic; depth range 500 - 800 m (Ref. 31249). Deep-water
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Northwest Pacific: Suruga Bay and adjacent waters of Japan.
Ovoviviparous (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairing with embrace (Ref. 205).
Yano, K and S. Tanaka, 1984. Review of the deep sea squaloid shark genus Scymnodon of Japan, with a description of a new species. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 30(4):341-360. (Ref. 31249)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00196 - 0.01170), b=3.13 (2.92 - 3.34), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.0 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Fec assumed to be <100).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (54 of 100) .